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Will C. Wood Middle School, 420 Grand Street, Alameda, CA, 94501               (510) 748-4015

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Common Core Updates

Along with 45 other states, The California Department of Education adopted the same academic standards. These standards are called Common Core Standards. These standards were developed by ...more

WMS congratulates Ms. Nancy Ely and the Teen Techs after school program for winning 3 grants for the upcoming school year!

WMS has recently won THREE grants that will enable us to bring many more exciting programs to our students. A grant from Altamont Landfill will give Teen Tech students the tools they need to refurbish old computers to gift to students in need, and also findings to make jewelry from computer parts to start a student business. Grants from the PTSA Council and also the East Bay CUE (Computer Using Educators) will help fund an exciting new LEGO robotics programs for our students. These grants total almost $5,000! More news: WMS has partnered with Purdue University and the Google Foundation to bring service-learning engineering programs to Wood Middle School.

http://www.eastbaycue.org/

http://www.teentechs.org/

 

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Work at the AEF Summer Camp: Appply NOW
Alameda Education Foundation Summer Camp Internships Are you interested in working as a Camp Aide for the AEF Summer Camps? This is a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours and work with camp instructors and kids over summer.  This will lo... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 4/16/14

Geometry Class & Current Life Class Offered at AHS this Summer for Current 8th Graders
GET AHEAD WITH SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL! Complete a year’s worth of coursework in 6 weeks / a one semester course in just 3! Earn credit for graduation or use as an economical tutoring option to prepare for next year’s tougher classes! Free ... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 3/26/14

Contest Time: APD's 'May You Arrive Safely' Poster Competition
Please find attached information regarding the STUDENT POSTER CONTEST which is being conducted as part of the Alameda Police Department's "May You Arrive Safely" campaign during the month of May. POSTER CONTEST winners will be announ... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 3/25/14

Recycle Your Used Ink Cartridges at Wood! Turn into Main Office

Recycle Your Used Ink Cartridges at Wood! Turn into the Main Office

March 21st was Art is Education Night at Wood!

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Congratulations Wood Science Department and Students!

Congratulations Wood Science Department and Students!

Check out Wood Middle School featured on Stopwaste.org!

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-Special Congressional Recognition of outstanding and invaluable service for the community as an Ocean Guardian School  by Representative Sam Farr

-NOAA Ocean Guardian Award for our Exemplary Efforts as a guardian of Our Oceans
 

Beavers To-Do List:

1. Study hard

2. Be nice to your teachers

3. Make a new friend

4. Order a yearbook

5. Eat your vegetables

6. Listen to your parents

7. Do your homework

8. Get 8-9 hours of sleep nightly

9. Drink plenty of water

10. Love your life!

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Today: 4/20/14

Wood Middle School Wins 3 Grants from the National Education Association in Conjunction with the Alameda County Office of Education

We're proud to announce that Wood Middle School's tradition of arts integration will be further supported this upcoming school year thanks in part to three grants totaling $15,000 from the National Education Association in conjunction with the Alameda County Office of Education. Congratulations to Art teacher, Lindsey Shepard as she leads WMS staff on another year of artistic collaboration! The details of the grants are as follows:

  1. Three teachers or staff members to attend the three courses in our Integrated Learning Specialist Program. Each course offers in depth instruction and training. The course are offered in the fall, Spring and summer. There is a progression from Course A (in depth arts integration strategies), to Course B (ongoing assessment strategies) to Course C (collaborative curriculum design), that the team of three staff members will take together. 
  2. An arts integration coach who will work with your staff or your leadership team (usually the teachers who go through the courses) on arts integration strategies in classrooms. 
  3. Money for a teaching artist to come in and work with your students. This can be really flexible with how you would like to use the resource.
  4. Money to register staff for our Integrated Learning Summer Institute. It would be great to get folks registered for this summer as it will be an inspiring intro to the work that is going on in integrated learning. More info is at: http://www.artiseducation.org/what-we-do/our-programs/integrated-learning-summer-institute and I've attached the flyer. 
  5. Direct resources to the school for supplies, and support materials.

Know the 7 - Wood Classroom Expectations

  1. Enter the classroom according to the rules and procedures.
  2. Begin work immediately.
  3. Respond to the teacher’s signal.
  4. No one talks while the teacher is talking.
  5. Do not interrupt others.
  6. Work continuously on the task.
  7. Leave the classroom according to the rules and procedures. 

Students tinker and create!

Wood students participated in a fun afterschool program where they explored the childhood pasttime of "tinkering". Take a look at what they created.

Tinkering